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  • Renaud Lavillenie sets Olympic Pole Vault record | Video

    Renaud Lavillenie sets Olympic Pole Vault record

    London 2012 - Renaud Lavillenie took gold in the men's Pole Vault at the Olympic Stadium. The Frenchman took the title with an Olympic record 5.97m to edge past his rivals.
  • France takes gold in Pole Vault final - highlights | Video

    France takes gold in Pole Vault final - highlights

    London 2012 - Renaud Lavillenie took gold in the men's Pole Vault at the Olympic Stadium. The Frenchman took the title with an Olympic record 5.97m to edge past his rivals.
  • Team USA's Suhr unseats Pole Vault champion | Video

    Team USA's Suhr unseats Pole Vault champion

    London 2012 - USA athlete Jennifer Suhr dethroned Elena Isinbaeva as Pole Vault queen by taking gold in 4.75m. She won on countback from Cuban Yarisley Silva, while the Russian, a two-time reigning Olympic Games champion and the current world record holder, had to settle for bronze.
  • A pole vaulting pioneer - Frank Foss | Video

    A pole vaulting pioneer - Frank Foss

    Pole vaulting is already a daring sport by definition. For the pioneers of the sport in the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games, that was even clearer.   The American athlete Frank Foss was one of those pioneers who vaulted over the marks with nothing to land on but a sandbox similar to what is used in the long jump.   During the 1920 Antwerp Olympic Games, Foss won the Olympic gold medal and established a new world record with a height of 4.09 metres.
  • Sergey Bubka Holds the Pole Vault WR Since 1994 | Video

    Sergey Bubka Holds the Pole Vault WR Since 1994

    A height of 6m was considered unattainable in pole vaulting, Sergey Bubka cleared this height for the first time in 1985. Bubka claimed his only gold medal at the 1988 Games with a vault of 5.90m, four years later he failed to qualify for the final at the Barcelona 1992 Olympics. However, he improved his own record, setting his best and final world record with a vault of 6.14m in 1994, a record that he still holds today. Sergey Bubka (URS), (UKR) - Athletics - Seoul 1988, Barcelona 1992
  • Athletics - Pole Vault Women - Rio 2016 Olympic Games | Video

    Athletics - Pole Vault Women - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Highlights of the Athletics - Pole Vault Women on Day 14 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at the Olympic Stadium on August 19, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • Athletics - Pole Vault Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games | Video

    Athletics - Pole Vault Men - Rio 2016 Olympic Games

    Highlights of the Athletics - Pole Vault Men on Day 10 of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games at Olympic Stadium on August 15, 2016 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  • An extraordinary pole vaulters’ meeting in Singapore! | Video

    An extraordinary pole vaulters’ meeting in Singapore!

    "Double Olympic gold medallist Yelena Isinbaeva inspired Katie Byres to become a pole vaulter herself. Now at the Youth Olympic Games in Singapore, the young British athlete finally meets her hero! (Source: BBC)"
  • Yelena Isinbayeva: from gymnastics to pole vaulting! | Video

    Yelena Isinbayeva: from gymnastics to pole vaulting!

    What if choosing a different sport meant that you would make it to the Olympic Games...and break records? That’s exactly what happened to Yelena Isinbayeva, who took up pole vaulting after practising gymnastics for many years.
  • Hooker Vaults to Olympic Record | Video

    Hooker Vaults to Olympic Record

    In November 2016, Denys YURCHENKO of Ukraine, competing in the Athletics Men's pole vault event, in which he ranked first and for which he was awarded the gold medal, has been disqualified from the Games of the XXIX Olympiad. Steve Hooker claims gold for Australia in the men's pole vault and sets an Olympic record of 5.96m. Denys Yurchenko vaults 5.70m but a hamstring injury prevents further action. Lukanenko and Hooker go on to clear 5.85m, but miss their first two attempts at 5.90m. On his third and final try, Hooker vaults the gold medal height, then goes on to a record 5.96m. Athletics Pole Vault Men Final - Olympic Record (5.96m) - Beijing 2008 - Steve Hooker (AUS), Evgeny Lukyanenko (RUS)
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